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Ramblers poised for 75th anniversary launch

Posted 30 December 2009
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Ramblers poised for 75th anniversary launch
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The Ramblers is set to launch the year in which it celebrates 75 years of existence.

It will see out 2009 and welcome 2010 at the traditional new year Trencrom Tipsy Toddle in Cornwall, the organisation announced.

The hike to Trencrom will involve dozens of members and will kick off a series of baton walks, which will see the object passed around the country during 2010 to highlight the landmark year in the history of the group.

Whether or not they are members, the public may wish to join in the fun of rambling by making a new year's resolution to go walking more in 2010 and invest in some walking gear to do so.

The Rambler's association was formed three years after the issue of access to the countryside was highlighted by the 1932 mass trespass on Kinder Scout in Derbyshire.

Today, the 2,088 ft (636m) mountain is open to walkers throughout the year, bar a few days in the August grouse hunting season.

Posted by Elaine Arthur